Today is a good day for ROM flashers who intend to buy a new Samsung device. Supercurio’s source says that the future Samsung devices will not use a locked bootloader, unless if Google would require it specifically — which is a small chance. The same source says about the bootloader on tablets:
Tablets projects are still young, I don’t know about the bootloader plans for those devices.
So what does this all mean? It basically means that rooting and flashing on new Samsung devices will be as easy as it is now, because the bootloader doesn’t have to be cracked. Well secured bootloaders are almost impossible to crack, so let’s hope that this is all true. We asked supercurio how reliable this source is, and he answered:
@ThijsKoot I am as confident as I can be without testing it by myself. I cannot tell otherwise for me this kind source have always been true.
Please keep in mind that these are al just rumors at this point. Reliable rumors, though.